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US Shale Gas

How Oil And Gas Firms Gained Influence And Transformed North Dakota

Center for Public Integrity | Nicholas Kusnetz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. ...

When Concerned Scientists Cause Concern

Lance Simmens | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science
Lance Simmens

The statement that fracking is safe is at this point a political statement, reflective of a policy agenda that promotes full-scale exploitation of fossil fuels and propounds that it is wise to continue to propel the current global economic paradigm with finite energy sources.

Shale Gas: Black Hole for Water

Asit Biswas | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Asit Biswas

If each state adopts its own unique set of shale gas regulations, a regulatory race to the bottom is possible. However, if the federal government adopts rigid regulations, America's shale gas boom may prove to be more environmentally friendly.

Sierra Club Blasts New Center For 'Sustainable Shale'

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Sierra Club and some other environmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims to create tough new standa...

Energy Experts Say Drilling Could Be Made Cleaner

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling. About 800 miles away on the...

U.S. Regulators Struggle To Police Shale Energy Boom

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

* Regulators not always sure about activity at well sites * Hydraulic fracturing exempt from some regulations * Lawmaker...

The Next Cold War?

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West's...

Coal Exports Make U.S. Cleaner, E.U. More Polluted

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

* U.S. emissions predicted to fall as EU emissions rise in 2012 * German producers make 6.5 euro profit on coal burn, loss on gas ...

U.S. Shale Boom Causes Rise In Waste Gas Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

* Gas flaring rises for first time since 2008-World Bank * Energy producers burn $100 bln of unused gas a year * World f...